The Forgotten Dress that makes me want to start sewing again

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I live in a small house, and I have a lot of clothes. I’ve written previously about my dislike of the term “fast fashion” and the idea that items are disposable. The trouble is, I think I may live by this rule a little too steadfastly, being somewhat of a hoarder. As a result, many items are unceremoniously stuffed down the back of wardrobes and hiding in bags in cupboards. This dress is such an item.

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Midi skirt and a white shirt

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Ahhh the sunshine. There are so many reasons I love a sunny day, including but not limited to ice cream, vitamin D, being warm and not having to carry a coat. Another reason I love the sunshine is because it involves a minimal amount of photo editing. The images in my previous post were taken in the last of the evening light, and they needed a fair bit of tweaking to be able to see any detail at all. On a bright sunny day though, nature does all the hard work itself.  Continue reading “Midi skirt and a white shirt”

White Jeans, ruffles and brown accessories

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I just about managed to catch the last of the sunshine, which naturally means there’s a strange colour cast over these shots. As usual! This black and white checked top was a recent purchase from Zara, and is my first foray into ruffles. I really love it, but I still think it looks better in real life than it does in pictures. I’ve teamed it with these white jeans which are everywhere this season. I’m really keen to get my hands on a wider leg cropped pair for a more flattering cut. For now though, I’m enjoying wearing these skinnies for a lighter spring look. Continue reading “White Jeans, ruffles and brown accessories”

Red, White, Black and Leopard Print

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These cropped red trousers are probably one of the most comfortable items in my wardrobe right now. I never thought I would be reaching for an elasticated waist in my 30s, but there you go. Last time I wore these trousers, I paired them with a pink jacket. My love of the pink and red trend is strong, but here I’ve gone back to one of my favourite combos. Red, white, black and leopard print are probably the most worn colours and print in my wardrobe and I love how they can be styled for every season.  Continue reading “Red, White, Black and Leopard Print”

Black and White, Khaki and Denim

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The last time I wore this jacket, I tried to make it a bit summery with a cotton skirt. Today the weather has decided to revert to full on winter mode, so I’ve ditched the cotton and gone for a khaki and denim combo. If you switched up the white boots for DMs or wellies, this is a real festival type look for me. I actually bought this jacket to replace my current festival coat, and I’m whilst I’m excited to take it along to protect myself from the rain, I’m also secretly hoping I don’t really need it! My entire festival wardrobe tends to be a mixture of black, khaki and denim, so this outfit may well come with me to various UK fields over the next few months.  Continue reading “Black and White, Khaki and Denim”

Super Shiny Shoes

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I am so excited to finally be wearing these shiny shoes! They were part of my big Christmas season sale shopping, and they’re the last item I’ve got around to wearing. These photos don’t really do justice to just how shiny these block heels are. They’re like a mirror! I was drawn to them like a magpie because they’re so shiny. They’ve sat in my shoe cupboard for a good few months though as they’re quite fancy for every day wear. I wore them eventually as I wass going for lunch at the lovely Michelin starred Kitchen W8 in Kensington.  Continue reading “Super Shiny Shoes”

Pink and Red again, this time with Butterflies

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I don’t think I’ve ever been into a trend as much as this clashing of pink and red that’s everywhere at the moment. I’m not sure why, perhaps it’s because there are so many pieces available, that there’s something in either pink or red to suit everyone’s tastes? This time the combo I’ve gone for is quite subtle. With the jacket on the cardigan is hidden, so the colour clash is only visible when the jacket is being carried. Luckily, it’s been so warm lately that I didn’t really need to wear the jacket at all!  Continue reading “Pink and Red again, this time with Butterflies”

Khaki Hooded Jacket and a Maxi Skirt

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This hooded parka is a new purchase from Chinese retailer Romwe and I love it. I discovered Romwe through Spanish blogger Helena Cueva over at Mi Aventura Con La Moda. As they’re based in China, I really wasn’t sure what to expect, so I didn’t go crazy and purchased 4 items to get a feel for the brand. This coat and my embroidered loafers (featured here) arrived in  just a few days, as I think they were stored and shipped from a European warehouse. I also ordered a handbag and some sunglasses which took a couple of weeks to arrive but turned up in perfect condition. I’ll feature them on the blog soon. Continue reading “Khaki Hooded Jacket and a Maxi Skirt”